How did I get on this topic? The usual, roundabout way. I was skimming through Twitter this morning and ran across this:
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) May 4, 2021
… which got me thinking, what are they doing in California now? I had heard about the recall thing, but I paused to think, So what’s their beef with Newsom? I had no idea. I tried to remember whether I knew anything unsavory about him, and I thought of one thing: There was that bizarre woman with whom he was once connected, bizarre enough that it would certainly cause you to question his judgment.
But of course, I couldn’t remember her name. So I asked Google, using the only other thing I knew about her.
Into the search field, I typed: crazy woman who spoke at gop convention.
And I didn’t mean “crazy” in a pleasing, tuneful Patsy Cline sort of way. But Google understood me perfectly.
And you see what I got. Out of all the women it could have picked — such as, say, this one — Google knew exactly what I was looking for.
Having her name, I then looked her up on Wikipedia to confirm that she had been affiliated with Newsom, and found that they had actually been married. I had been thinking maybe they dated once or twice, but he married her?
Well, that would give any voter pause…
Anyway, there’s a life lesson here. Think about posterity. Try to live in a way that you are not remembered this way by Google — and therefore by the rest of the world. Just stop and think before you act. If invited to have a screaming fit during prime time at a national nominating convention of either major party, think very hard before you accept…